Alleged to bring bad luck, poverty, illness or even death, cursed objects have always attracted people who enjoy the spooky side of life. Many things have been reported to be possessed by evil spirits, ghosts, paranormal beings and other supernatural entities and the owners of these objects have often claimed to have seen frightful sights and experience creepy things. In fact, many owners of these cursed objects have even died under very bizarre circumstances. What are some of these objects you should definitely avoid owning? Here are 25 Creepy Cursed Objects That Actually Exist.
A carved silver vase from the 15th century, the Basano Vase was a wedding gift for a bride on the eve of her wedding near Napoli, Italy. Sadly, she never made it to the altar as she was murdered that night with the vase in her hands. After that, the vase was passed down her family line, but anyone who took possession of it is said to have perished soon thereafter. The vase reappeared in 1988 with a note that is said to have read, “Beware…This vase brings death.” It took four more deaths before the curse went dormant after a desperate family demanded the police to take it away.
A unique 2,200-year-old piece of funerary art, the Terracotta Army is considered the most priceless archaeological discovery of modern times. However, for those seven farmers who discovered it back then in 1974, the warriors have proved more a curse than a blessing. Soon after the discovery, their farmland was claimed by the government and their homes were demolished to make way for exhibition halls and gift shops. One of the discoverers committed suicide, and most of the remaining team members died in poverty.
The Crying Boy Painting
Another allegedly cursed piece of art, The Crying Boy is a mass-produced print of a painting by Italian painter Giovanni Bragolin. In 1985, the British newspaper The Sun reported that a fireman claimed to have found these prints in multiple houses destroyed by fire but surprisingly, the prints found in the burned-down houses were untouched. Following these bizarre incidents, a story popped up that the original painting was of an orphan boy whose home had burned down.
Women From Lemb Statue
Discovered in Lemb, Cyprus, in 1878, the Women From Lemb is a curious artifact carved out from limestone, probably around 3500 BC. The statue is believed to have been owned by at least four different families that all died within a few years after obtaining the artifact. Terrified by the deadly history of the statue, the last two surviving members of the last family decided to donate it to the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. The museum curator who handled the statue allegedly died within a year.
One of the world’s most famous cursed islands, the Peche Island is a little, uninhabited Canadian island in the Detroit River. A French-Canadian family by the name of Laforet established a homestead on the island at the end of 18th century. They lived on the island peacefully with the natives. However, by 1883, the family was involved in a property feud with a businessman named Hiram Walker, who eventually forced the Laforets to leave the island. When leaving the island, Rosalie Laforet allegedly placed a curse upon the land, saying, “No one will ever do anything with the island!” The Walkers then built a huge mansion on the Peche Island. Their triumph was short-lived, however, as they all died shortly thereafter. The island has been uninhabited since then.